Coaching & Mentoring Programmes

Great teachers continuously improve over time, benefitting from the mentoring of expert colleagues and a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching.
“Mentoring and support from expert colleagues forms a key element of this multi-year entitlement”

(ITT core content).

With the implementation of the Early Career Framework approaching and its emphasis on high quality mentoring, the spotlight has once again fallen on mentors.

Mentors in each of our partnership schools are a key part of our success. All our mentors receive free mentoring and coaching training throughout the year including access to accredited courses by the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). Alison Brady, Jackie Iddon, Adele Fozard and Karen Shotten are all NASBTT licence holders and trained facilitators to deliver the courses which are quality assured by NASBTT. Participants who successfully complete the programme gain an accreditation through NASBTT.

Our Mentoring and Coaching Programmes

Effective Mentoring and Coaching Level 1

This introductory programme to mentoring and coaching is aimed at new and aspiring mentors and coaches.The modules, which have been designed by NASBTT, are tailor-made for colleagues working in school settings.

The programme is aimed for those aspiring to have responsibility for supporting at least one member of staff through their career development by providing tailored mentoring and coaching opportunities, structured in-school training opportunities, and advice and guidance as part of your day-to-day role.

Modules

  • What is Mentoring?
  • The Mentor-Mentee Relationship
  • Mentoring Skills
  • Setting SMART Targets
  • An Introduction to Coaching
  • Coaching Skills Review
  • An Introduction to Giving Feedback

 

TEP Level 2 Advanced Mentoring and Coaching

This advanced programme to mentoring and coaching is aimed at those with significant experience of mentoring and coaching colleagues through their career development.

If you wish to undertake this training, you will need to be able to evidence significant experience (at least two years) of mentoring and coaching colleagues through their career development (these may include, but are not limited to trainees, NQTs, RQTs, etc.).This training will enhance your skills as a mentor and coach, preparing you to work with larger groups of colleagues, perhaps as a lead tutor, NQT mentor or senior coach.

Modules

  • An Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • Remaining Neutral
  • Re-Scripting Feedback
  • Managing Poor Performance
  • Holding Difficult Conversations
  • Workplace Coaching: The How
  • Workplace Coaching: The Practise
  • Workplace Coaching: The Plan
  • Workplace Coaching: The Record

 

TEP Level 2 Facilitating Inspiring CPD

This programme has been designed to support those facilitating CPD.The modules, which have been designed by NASBTT, are tailor-made for colleagues working in school settings.

You have, or are aspiring to have, responsibility for developing and facilitating training/development opportunities for groups of educational professionals.These may be in-school training opportunities (e.g. INSET) or may be training facilitated for a partner ITT provider, Teaching School or MAT CPD department.

Modules

  • Planning a Presentation
  • Timing
  • Pitfalls and Trampolines
  • Visual Aids for Presentations and Training
  • Audience Needs
  • Effective PowerPoint (Derek's Designs)
  • Introducing Kolb’s Learning Cycle
  • Presenter Integrity
  • Powerful Communication
  • Understanding Credibility
  • Presentation Practice
  • Sweet Review

 

Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone (TEMZ)

 

Our mentors have free access to The Teacher Educator and Mentoring Zone which is a dedicated site to support the professional learning and development of Teacher Educators individually and as a profession. The dedicated TEMZ area provides a pool of resources, helpful tips and advice, links to relevant articles, further reading and videos, handy printable guides and access to our dedicated online learning CPD modules.

 

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